Posted by floatingbridge on September 3, 2009, at 10:39:42
In reply to Re: Going back to old-school - lithium., posted by SLS on September 3, 2009, at 7:46:13
> My lithium level at a dosage of 600mg was 0.30 ng/ml. That is lower than I would have expected. I am now taking 450mg, so the level will obviously be lower. I read something that reported 0.30 ng/ml being the minimum level at which lithium exerts its neuroprotective and neurogenic properties. I was hoping to reach that with the 450mg dosage. 600mg made me feel "washed out" and gave me significant tremulousness. I was hoping to avoid those things. I would like to get a blood level at 450mg just to compare.
If you don't know this, who would, but...is there a way to increase (enhance) lithium absorption to get blood levels higher w/ a lesser dose? Is the blood level what determines side-effects (tremors, wash-out feeling)? Can something like NAC help with side-effects? Sorry for advice--just care.